Jai Prakash Udyan is one of the major tourist attractions in the city of Bhagalpur. Located at Khanjarpur, It is situated at a distance of mere 1. 8 km from Bhagalpur, Bihar and can be reached in just 10 mins via RBSS Sahay Road by a personal vehicle. The place is renowned among locals and tourists alike for its lush greenery and beautiful environment.
Jai Prakash Udyan, also known as the Sandish Compound among the locals, is the largest park in the whole city. The park is spread over an area of almost 41 hectare or 307 bighas. This huge field consists of a botanical garden, an outdoor stadium, a huge park and much more. The park is a paradise for outdoor game lovers and especially cricket enthusiasts because of its huge outdoor playground. There is a special outdoor Badminton court made for professional players but casual players can also enjoy this facility without any restrictions. Other than that, there is also a Tennis court and an open gym in the park accessible free of any charge to all the citizens of the city of Bhagalpur. There is a special playground for kids in the Park. The Park is cleaned on regular bases and to maintain cleanliness several dustbins have been installed in the park. In 1979, the facility of boat rides was started in the western side of the Jai Prakash Udyan for the entertainment of Park-goers. But the service came to a halt just after two months and hasn't been started ever since. The bridge located over the park adds to the natural beauty of the park and offers a great view. There is a Watch Tower and Radar installed inside the park.
Jai Prakash Udyan offers an escape from the rush and crowd of the Bhagalpur City. Its various trees and plants make it look like a real beauty of nature. The park is visited by a range of visitors for all kinds of purposes. The park is really crowded in the morning and in the evening with people coming to the park for jogging, yoga, meditation and other exercises. Other visitors to the park include kids playing various sports in the evening and some young couples trying to spend some quality time in this beautiful park. Little kids come with their families for picnics in the vast open spaces of the park and also enjoy the various rides in the children playground. During summer, various societies join in the park as groups and organise different events. Sometimes, political rallies and events are also organised in the park.
Jai Prakash Udyan is a place of natural beauty. It is considered to be the best place in Bhagalpur for morning and evening exercise, family picnic visits, yoga and meditation lovers and everyone else looking to escape the pressure of day to day life. Visitors ideally spend 1-2 hours in this massive park in different activities like exercise, sports or just taking in the natural beauty of the place. Jai Prakash Udyan has visiting timings 4. 00 AM - 8. 30 PM on all days of the week. The entry to the park is free of any charge. The best time to visit the park is in the morning so one can have a breath of fresh air amidst nature.